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       flist, flists - list the number of nmh messages in given sequences


       flist [-help] [-version] [+folder1 [+folder2 ...]]  [-sequence name1 [-sequence name2
            ...]]  [-all | -noall] [-showzero | -noshowzero] [-recurse | -norecurse] [-fast |
            -nofast] [-alpha | -noalpha]

       flists is equivalent to flist -all


       flist  is  used  to  search  a list of folders and display the number of messages in these
       folders that are in a given sequence  or  set  of  sequences  (for  example  the  “unseen”
       sequence).  This is especially useful if you use some mechanism such as slocal or procmail
       (typically in conjunction with rcvstore) to pre-sort  your  mail  into  different  folders
       before you view it.

       By  default,  the  command  flist will search the current folder for the given sequence or
       sequences (usually “unseen”).  If (possibly multiple) folders are specified on the command
       line  with  +folder, then all these folders are searched for the given sequence(s).  flist
       will display for each folder searched, the number of messages in  each  of  the  specified
       sequences, and the total number of messages.

       The  -sequence switch specifies the sequence to which messages should belong.  This switch
       may be given multiple times to specify multiple sequences.  If it is not given,  then  the
       default  is  to  search  for  all the sequences specified by the “Unseen-Sequence” profile
       component.  For more details about sequences, read the mh-sequence(5) man page.

       Typically, flist will produce a line for each sequence, for every folder that is searched,
       even  those  which  do  not  contain  any  messages  in  the  given  sequence.  Specifying
       -noshowzero will cause flist to print only those folder/sequence  combinations  where  the
       folder has a non-zero number of messages in the given sequence.

       If  -recurse  is given, then for each folder that is searched, flist will also recursively
       descend into those folders to search subfolders for the given sequence.

       If -fast is given, only the names of the folders searched will  be  displayed,  and  flist
       will  suppress  all other output.  If this option is used in conjunction with -noshowzero,
       then flist will only print the names of those folders searched that contain messages in in
       at least one of the specified sequences.

   Multiple Folders
       If  the  -all switch is given (and no folders are specified with +folder), then flist will
       search all the folders in the top level of the users nmh directory.  These folders are all
       preceded  by  the  read-only  folders, which occur as “atr-cur-” entries in the user's nmh

       An example of the output of flist -all is:

            /work/Mail  has  5 in sequence unseen (private); out of  46
            inbox+      has 10 in sequence unseen          ; out of 153
            junklist    has  0 in sequence unseen          ; out of  63
            postmaster  has  1 in sequence unseen          ; out of   3

       The “+” after inbox indicates that it is the current folder.

       The “private” flag indicates that the given sequence for that folder is private.  See  the
       mh-sequence(5) man page for details about private sequences.

       If the option -all and +folder are both specified, then flist will search this folder, and
       all its first level subfolders for the given sequence.  You may specify  multiple  folders
       in this way.

       If  flist  is  invoked  by  a name ending with “s” (e.g.  flists), then the switch -all is
       assumed by default.

       The sorting order for the listing is alphabetical (with -alpha), or in  a  priority  order
       defined  by  the  “Flist-Order”  profile  entry (with -noalpha).  Each item in the “Flist-
       Order” is a folder name or a folder name pattern  that  uses  *  to  match  zero  or  more
       characters.  Longer matching patterns have precedence over shorter matching patterns.  For

            Flist-Order: personal petproject mh* * admin *junk

       This order puts a few interesting folders first, such as those with mail addressed to  you
       personally,  those  about  a  pet  project,  and those about mh-related things.  It places
       uninteresting folders  at  the  end,  and  it  puts  everything  else  in  the  middle  in
       alphabetical order.


       $HOME/.mh_profile   The user's profile.


       Path:               To determine the user's nmh directory.
       mh-sequences:       File that contains public sequences.
       Unseen-Sequence:    The name of the unseen message sequence.
       Flist-Order:        To sort folders by priority.


       folder(1), rcvstore(1), slocal(1), mh-sequence(5)


       -sequence           The Unseen-Sequence profile entry.


       If  +folder  is  given, it will become the current folder.  If multiple folders are given,
       the last one specified will become the current folder.